VAR Dynamics, MigrationWiz Automate Exchange Migration
VAR Dynamics expects channel partners to have an easier time migrating customers to hosted Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) Exchange with the formation of a partnership with MigrationWiz, a provider of cloud migration services that automate the email migration process.
Anything that makes customers deployments and migrations easier for partners is a win-win situation for all involved, and this partnership provides an easier way to migrate customers to what is often considered the gateway to cloud computing. Hosted Exchange may not be sexy, but it’s one of the entry points for partners who long to be cloud services providers. With the partnership between VAR Dynamics and MigrationWiz, VAR Dynamics’ partners should be able to accelerate customer hosted Exchange adoption while also opening up other potential opportunities regarding Microsoft SharePoint, Dynamics CRM and email archiving, according to the company.
“MigrationWiz brings an important benefit to the front end of VAR Dynamics’ unique cloud value chain,” said Tony Francisco, CEO of VAR Dynamics, in a prepared statement. “It makes it so much easier for our partners and their customers to take the leap and move their Exchange service to the cloud.
Francisco claims that MigrationWiz is a “fast and reliable way” to get over the migration hurdle and show customers the tangible benefits of using cloud services.
VAR Dyanmics plays in the cloud space as a provider of private-label “ready-now” cloud software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications. It connects with other partners through its ReadyNow Partner Program to sell hosted business applications to end-customers.
This isn’t the first such partnership for MigrationWiz. In January 2011, the company announced a similar partnership with U.K.-based messaging solution provider ThinkGrid to help ThinkGrid shift customers more easily to hosted Exchange.